Bernard Fanning and Kasey Chambers announce ‘Sooner Or Later Tour’

A mutual love and respect for each other’s music has fanned the flames of friendship in and out of the studio between two of our most celebrated singer songwriters, Bernard Fanning and Kasey Chambers, for many years. In a move that will delight fans, they are excited to announce a co-headline tour early 2017!

Regularly sharing stages, and featuring on each other’s records, Bernard co-writing, adding guitar and vocals to Golden Guitar Award winning single ‘Bittersweet’, the title track from Kasey’s 2014 LP, and Kasey laying down vocals more recently for ‘Sooner or Later’ from Bernard’s latest LP, Civil Dusk, it is a natural fit for the two to tour together.

A note from Bernard “We, Bernard Fanning and the Black Fins, do hereby declare our joy in announcing the birth of the Sooner or Later Tour with Kasey Chambers through regional Qld, NSW and Victoria.  We have been having such a ball playing on each other’s records and guesting at each other’s shows over the last ten years that we finally decided to take it on the road. Looking forward to getting to some places that I have never played in and sharing the stage with a great mate and total legend Kasey

Kasey on the Sooner or Later Tour: “Bernard and I have collaborated musically on and off over the past ten years and after being asked the question about a double tour for a long time I’m so happy to say it’s finally here! This is not just two artists being thrown together to tour but two friends who have a musical history to share-together and separately-through a night of different styles meeting in the middle. He’s my mate but I’m also his biggest fan, so touring with him in regional Australia is a career highlight for me”

You can watch a spectacular live rendition of ‘Sooner or Later’, performed by both Bernard and Kasey and filmed at Bernard’s sold out show at the stunning Palais Theatre in Melbourne HERE

With a sold out national tour behind him, Bernard was honoured to receive an ARIA last week, taking home the Best Adult Contempory Album award, for his third solo record Civil Dusk (Dew Process / UMA), part one of a two part project (the second LP Brutal Dawn is due 2017).

While Kasey’s August EP release, Ain’t No Little Girl has given fans a taste of her impending eleventh studio LP, Dragonfly, a double album that sees her collaborating with Australian music legend Paul Kelly in the producer’s chair for one session, and Nash Chambers producing the other, due for release January 20th, 2017 (Warner Music).

Don’t miss two of Australia’s most lauded and loved singer songwriters on their Sooner or Later Tour, January and February 2017!

Tix on sale 9am Friday December 2nd head to soonerorlatertour.com for details.

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TWILIGHT AT TARONGA 2017 KASEY PERFORMANCE ANNOUNCED

Kasey Chambers announces her debut at Twilight at Taronga, with support from Thelma Plum.

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Performing songs from her newly released EP Ain’t No Little Girl and forthcoming tenth album Dragonfly, Kasey’s live shows can often be interpreted as story-telling, showcasing the talents of an artist who has 11 ARIA Awards, 22 Golden Guitar Awards, 2 Americana Music Awards Nominations and 10 APRA Awards under her belt, holding the record for the highest awarded solo APRA Songwriter in Australia across 10 studio albums.

Tickets on sale 9am (AEST) Tuesday 25 October from twilightattaronga.org.au 

KASEY SET TO PLAY REGIONAL NSW THIS NOVEMBER + DECEMBER!

November and December will see Kasey make her way around regional NSW . Performing The Captain to Barricades to Ain’t No Little Girl and lots in between! With special guests Eagle & The Wolf. Tickets on sale now!

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KASEY ANNOUNCES NEW EP AIN’T NO LITTLE GIRL OUT THIS AUGUST AND NEW ALBUM DRAGONFLY OUT 2017

Kasey has announced the release of her EP Ain’t No Little Girl, out August 26. The first two tracks were produced by Australian music song-smith Paul Kelly, whilst the final two tracks are from The Foggy Mountain Sessions and were produced by Kasey’s brother, Nash Chambers. The EP includes the lead single Ain’t No Little Girl and track If We Had A Child with Keith Urban, along with two other tracks which will be exclusive to the EP. The double disc will be launched and premiered during Kasey’s performance at The Gympie Muster on the 26th of August and is available to pre-order now.

Ain’t No Little Girl showcases the talents of an artist who has 11 ARIA Awards, 22 Golden Guitar Awards, 2 Americana Music Awards Nominations and 10 APRA Awards under her belt, holding the record for the highest awarded solo APRA Songwriter in Australia across 10 studio albums.

Not content with announcing the release of her EP, today Kasey Chambers has also announced her next studio album Dragonfly, will be delivered January 20 2017. Both the album and EP feature cover artwork designed by iconic Australian artist David Bromley and comes in two parts over two CDs.

NEW EP AIN’T NO LITTLE GIRL

 

 

KASEY TO PLAY HEADLINE SHOW THIS TAMWORTH COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL

KC - LIVE PRESS SHOTTamworth Country Music Festival just wouldn’t be complete without an appearance by Kasey, and this year sees her set to play her ONLY HEADLINE SHOW at Wests Tamworth Leagues Club!

On another note, Kasey alongside her dad, Bill Chambers – under the moniker Foggy Mountain Jam – will present a tribute and benefit concert for good friend Audrey Auld Mezera. The Foggy Mountain Jam is proud to celebrate the life and music of the late, Audrey, who passed away late last year.

In the usual “Foggy Mountain Jam” style, numerous artists, friends and musicians will come together and “jam” songs they often rarely play or sing. This always creates a mountain of fun, with special versions of amazing songs.

In addition to this great music “get-together”, the Foggy Mountain Jam is raising funds through ticket sales and raffles to help with the substantial medical costs that have been incurred since her passing.

Tickets for both shows can be purchased in the TOUR DATES section of the site.

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KASEY CHAMBERS ‘BITTERSWEET TOUR’….continued

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Fresh from her “triumphant” US Tour in August and the success of her first solo album in 4 years, Australian singer, song writer and story teller Kasey Chambers takes her Bittersweet Tour back out on the road in regional Australia for her last shows of the year. The tour is especially sweet as Chambers has this year undergone and made a full recovery from vocal surgery. Audiences and reviewers of the recent US tour have commented that she is in better voice than ever before in her illustrious career.

Kasey will perform songs from Bittersweet, the album that has won her the 2014 ARIA Award for Best Country Album and a swag of Tamworth Golden Guitar awards, as well as play all the classic Kasey tunes that have made her one of the most loved Australian touring artists of the last decade and showcase a few brand new tracks that got standing ovations throughout the US recently.

Kasey’s tenth studio album and first solo record in four years, Bittersweet was produced by Nick DiDia (Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, The Wallflowers, Powderfinger, The Living End) and is something of a departure for Kasey from the ‘expected’. “I wanted to have an experience making a record that I had never had before. I wanted to challenge myself and I wanted to be excited”, she says.

The album and her live performances have been critically acclaimed both here and in the US, garnering outstanding reviews. The Huffington Post headline shouted, “Kasey Chambers, Best Americana Singer-Songwriter Since Lucinda, Nears End of Triumphant U.S. Tour” and described her performance as “……her near-delirious joy in singing to us was matched by the effusive standing ovations she received from the audience.”

AllMusic says of the album, “Bittersweet is a strong, satisfying album from one of the best and most distinctive singer/songwriters of her day, and this confirms she can move in any number of different directions and still offer her listeners something remarkable.”

Harry Hookey will be joining Kasey after a year of relentless gigging that has seen him playing shows and festivals from one end of Australia to the other (literally), throughout Europe and Cuba! His debut album ‘Misdiagnosed’ was nominated for an ARIA for Best Blues & Roots album and he won the International Songwriter award for the title track in 2014. He recently supported the UK’s Jamie Lawson on a national tour and is in the studio recording his 2nd album, due out in 2016.

KASEY CHAMBERS ‘BITTERSWEET TOUR’

Thursday 12th November 2015 – Westside Performing Arts Centre, Mooroonpa VIC
Friday 13th November 2015 – York on Lilydale, Lilydale VIC
Saturday 14th November 2015 – Capital Entertainment Centre, Bendigo VIC
Friday 20th November 2015 – Entertainment & Convention Centre, Devonport TAS
Saturday 21st November 2015 – Country Club, Launceston TAS
Sunday 22nd November 2015 – Wrest Point, Hobart TAS
Thursday 26th November 2015 – Dapto Leagues Club, Dapto NSW
Friday 27th November 2015 – Katoomba RSL, Katoomba NSW
Thursday 3rd December 2015 – Hallam Hotel, Hallam VIC
Friday 4th December 2015 – Gateway Hotel, Geelong VIC
Saturday 5th December 2015 – Capital entertainment Centre, Wonthaggi VIC

News Limited caught up with Kasey for a heart to heart – read the article HERE

Bittersweet Set For US Release

Fifteen years after the U.S. release of Kasey’s award-winning solo debut, The Captain, the Australian singer-songwriter will issue Bittersweet, her tenth studio album and first solo record since 2010’s Little Bird. Produced by Nick DiDia, known for his work with Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen and the Wallflowers,  the LP will be released July 24th via the Rounder Label Group.

To support the U.S. release of Bittersweet, Chambers will embark on a two-week tour, kicking off July 29th in San Francisco. She’ll also make stops in Nashville, Atlanta, Boston and New York City.

Upcoming US Tour Dates

July 29 — San Francisco, the Chapel
July 31 — Portland, Oregon, Aladdin Theater
August 1 — Seattle, Tractor Tavern
August 4 — Nashville, City Winery
August 5 — Atlanta, Variety Playhouse
August 6 —Alexandria, Virginia, the Birchmere
August 7 — New York City, City Winery
August 8 — New York City, Americana Music Association at Lincoln Center
August 9 — Boston, the Sinclair
August 11 — Ann Arbor, Michigan, the Ark
August 12 — Evanston, Illinois, Space
August 13 — Minneapolis, Cedar Cultural Center
August 14 — Lyon, Colorado, Rocky Mountain Folks Festival
August 15 — Los Angeles, El Rey Theatre

Kasey Chambers and Bernard Fanning’s ‘Bittersweet’ shortlisted for APRA Song Of The Year

APRA AMCOS have revealed the shortlist for Australia’s most prestigious peer-voted music award – the APRA Song of the Year. Earlier this year, APRA AMCOS members across the country have been voting for their favourite song from 2014. Kasey Chambers and Bernard Fanning’s ‘Bittersweet’.

The APRA Song of the Year winner will be announced at the 2015 APRA Music Awards on Tuesday 24 March at Carriageworks in Sydney.

More information and the full list of fellow nominees can be found here.

KASEY WINS AT TAMWORTH GOLDEN GUITARS

Congratulations Kasey on her Tamworth Golden Guitar wins!

Kasey took out the prestigious Album of the Year award with ‘Bittersweet’ and now takes her Golden Guitar total to 22.

This includes also winning the 2015 Single of the Year for ‘Bittersweet’ – a duet with Bernard Fanning .

Kasey has now hit the road on her ‘Bittersweet tour’, is touring around the country for the next few months. Dates are in the TOUR DATES tab. Make sure you catch a show…..

Bittersweet Tour New dates added in 2015…an ARIA Award and 6 Golden Guitar Nominations!

Since announcing that on doctor’s advice Kasey Chambers’ Bittersweet Tour dates originally scheduled for this year were being postponed until early 2015, comes the good news that additional shows have now been added in Geelong, Melbourne and Newcastle.

Kasey has today also been nominated for 6 Country Music Awards of Australia, making Kasey the most nominated artist (alongside Luke O’Shea) for the January 2015 Awards. Kasey is nominated for:

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

VOCAL COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR  – Bittersweet with Bernard Fanning

APRA SONG OF THE YEAR – Bittersweet

VIDEO CLIP OF THE YEAR – Bittersweet

SINGLE OF THE YEAR – Bittersweet

The ‘Bittersweet Tour’ is Chambers’ first since the release of her tenth studio album of the same name, which debuted at #2 on the ARIA Album Chart, and earned Kasey an ARIA Award Best Country Album and a nomination for Best Female Artist.

Kasey will showcase songs from ‘Bittersweet’ on the tour like the new title track single, a beautiful duet with Powderfinger’s Bernard Fanning – alongside long time favourites and hits from her award winning albums.

Joining Kasey on the road is label mate Harry Hookey.

Harry Hookey has also just been nominated at this year’s ARIA Awards for Best Blues & Roots Album for his debut release ‘Misdiagnosed’ and won the International Songwriters Competition for Independent Songwriter of the Year for the title track. Hookey has spent the year gigging the country from end to end, also supporting Busby Marou nationally and has recently supporting US Americana singer Ryan Bingham (who coincidentally supported Kasey in 2009).

KASEY CHAMBERS – BITTERSWEET TOUR 2015

New dates:

THURSDAY 5TH FEBRUARY | Mandurah (WA), Performing Arts Centre

FRIDAY 6TH FEBRUARY | Bunbury (WA), Entertainment Centre

SATURDAY 7TH FEBRUARY | Williams (WA), Quindanning Inne, with Blue Shaddy

SUNDAY 8TH FEBRUARY | Sandalford City Muster (WA)

FRIDAY 13TH FEBRUARY | Tweed Heads (NSW), Twin Towns

SATURDAY 14TH FEBRUARY | Brisbane (QLD), Tivoli Theatre

SUNDAY 15TH FEBRUARY | Sydney (NSW), Enmore Theatre

SATURDAY 21ST FEBRUARY | Castlemaine (VIC), Theatre Royal

SUNDAY 22ND FEBRUARY | Live On The Lawn@ Werribee Park (VIC)

SATURDAY 28TH FEBRUARY | Hanging Rock (VIC), with Eagles

FRIDAY 6TH MARCH | Wollongong (NSW), Anita’s Theatre

SATURDAY 7TH MARCH | Hunter Valley (NSW), Hope Estate, (with Eagles)

FRIDAY 13TH MARCH | Hunter Valley (NSW) Campfire Festival

SATURDAY 14TH MARCH | Auckland NZ, Mt Smart Stadium (with Eagles)

SUNDAY 15TH MARCH | Auckland NZ, Mt Smart Stadium (with Eagles)

THURSDAY 19TH MARCH | Warrnambool (VIC), Light House

FRIDAY 20TH MARCH | Mt Gambier (SA), Sir Robert Helpman Theatre

SATURDAY 21ST MARCH | Adelaide (SA), Her Majesty’s Theatre

SATURDAY 28TH MARCH | Canberra (NSW), The Auditorium at Erindale Vikings

SUNDAY 29TH MARCH | Tumut (NSW), Montreal Community Theatre

THURSDAY 30TH APRIL | Geelong (VIC), Costa Hall GPAC

FRIDAY 1ST MAY | Melbourne (VIC), Forum Theatre

SUNDAY 3RD MAY | Newcastle (NSW), Wests